Momentus XT 500GB Hybrid SATA-II 2.5" 7200RPM 32MB HDD

  • Powerful
  • intelligent
  • affordable - solid-state hybrid drives deliver SSD-like performance without sacrificing storage capacity and affordability.

Stock Code: HD-233-SE

EAN: 7636490026065

MPN: ST95005620AS

Manufacturer: Seagate


Product information: Momentus XT 500GB Hybrid SATA-II 2.5" 7200RPM 32MB HDD

Powerful, intelligent, affordable - solid-state hybrid drives deliver SSD-like performance without sacrificing storage capacity and affordability.

- Adaptive Memory™ technology

- 80% faster than traditional 7,200-RPM drives

- Boot within seconds of a laptop with SSD

- Work in any standard laptop with any OS

- Seagate 5-year limited warranty

The Seagate Momentus® XT solid state hybrid drive combines SSD-like performance with affordable high-capacity hard drive storage for laptops, external backup and small form factor desktop PCs. This drive is designed for all standard laptop PCs and is OS-, driver- and software-independent, making it easy to integrate and easy to use.

The Momentus XT drive offers hybrid storage with Adaptive Memory technology, enabling the drive to deliver higher capacities up to 500GB and SSD-like performance.

Adaptive Memory Technology

Designed with high-performance core components on an innovative platform, the Momentus XTdrive consists of a 7200-RPM hard drive with 32MB of cache, 4GB of solid state SLC NAND flash storage, and Adaptive Memory self-learning technology. Adaptive Memory technology intelligently monitors frequently used applications and data fi les, then places them into the solid state portion of the drive so they can be quickly recalled. Adaptive Memory technology enables the drive to tailor its performance to the user.Whether you are gaming, editing digital media or crunching numbers, the performance is optimized and ready for your next move.

Key Specifications

- 500GB, 320GB and 250GB hard drive capacity options

- 4GB SLC NAND solid-state memory

- 7,200-RPM spindle speed

- 32MB of drive-level cache

- SATA 3-Gb/s interface with Native Command Queuing

Best for

- High-end laptops and workstations

- High-performance gamer laptops

- Fast external enclosures: USB 3.0, eSATA

- Small form factor PCs

- High performance Desktop Storage


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Customer review "Seagate Momentus XT 500GB Hybrid SATA-II 2.5" 7200RPM 32MB HDD"

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(from 18 customer reviews)
I got this as a cheap upgrade for my desktop running debian. Booting is much quicker,...
Bought last week to upgrade my 2007 MAcBook with 120 Gb HDD. Installed 500 Gb hard...
Amazing drive, all apps load in an instant, it really redeemed my new macbook pro which...
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Chris 2012-08-09

Excellent but with issues

Great drive does what its says. ***WARNING*** DRIVE RUNS EXTREMELY HOT***, melted the solder on both my laptop & PS3 motherboard after around 3 months use, if you intend to use this drive ensure you have adequate cooling!!!

JB 2012-07-20

good upgrade for linux

I got this as a cheap upgrade for my desktop running debian. Booting is much quicker, especially loading gnome, and frequently used ap0plications are near instant. Recommended!

AJ 2012-06-10

Great upgrade to MacBook

Bought last week to upgrade my 2007 MAcBook with 120 Gb HDD. Installed 500 Gb hard drive in about 10 mins - very simple but you do need a T7 Torx screwdriver for the tray. Put in 4 Gb of Crucial RAM as well. Reinstalled Snow Leopard from disk, connected to Time Capsule and hey presto! My laptop is back but like new and turbo charged!
All in all I highly recommend this as an upgrade path.

Dan 2011-09-10

Monster drive!

Amazing drive, all apps load in an instant, it really redeemed my new macbook pro which was disappointingly slow to boot up /load apps, due to the super slow 5400rpm HDD installed by default.

Impressive shipping from OC UK too. The package arrived in 2 days to Malta!


Ash 2011-08-02


I have one of these in my alienware m15x. at first i did'nt see much of a difference although it was quicker than a standard drive. I play black ops mainly and thats when i started to notice a difference. because i only really game on my laptop and mainly on black ops it remembers the maps so you get ssd load times. then if i go on to battlefield for a few hours and back onto black ops again it takes a few maps to remember them again. it really is clever im going to get one in my tower its really good.

M&M 2011-07-05

very fast

been using this on a Sony vaio laptop (VGN-N31S) for the last 3 months, upgraded from 100gb hdd. although it was a pain trying to install it on a vaio, at the end it was worth it, the speed is incredible, boot ups and applications run alot faster. make sure you are on the latest firmware

Glenn 2011-06-25

Ok drive

I got one of these to use as a slave drive and put all my games on it. Ive got an agility 3 60gb as a boot drive so i thought this would be a nice match for it. It runs sweet, better than my other 500gb drive that ive got all my crap on, you can tell the difference when i open up folders and loading programs from each drive, this is faster. Great drive, im happy with it.

Brian 2011-05-06

I Bought 2 for my desktop

Thought I'd buy 2 for my desktop. I run them in Raid 0 and installed OS and main programs onto it. The performance is really nice, I see a marginal increase I would say though. I think the performance increase in a notebook would be a lot more noticable but these definetly compete with desktop HDDs. If you are buying for a desktop, make sure you buy rails that they can slot into :)

Nosbod 2011-03-29

HP MINI 110-3100

Works well in this netbook. A vast improvement over the factory fitted 250 GB Samsung 5400RPM drive

jamie H 2011-02-03


I bought this at christmas for my Dell Laptop,

I must say to begin with i didnt really notice much of a difference but it seems to run faster with programs i use all the time. Including Loading Windows Vista 64.

John Smith 2011-01-22


I already have a few ssd's so I thought I'd try out these hybrid drives.
I am really impressed with their speed & their ability to learn your most used actions etc... like boot up & your favourite progs/ games so those actions become faster.

I can highly recommend these drives & would say that their a lot better bang per buck compared to my ssd's.

Ideal for a gaming laptop like I bought my 2 for.

5 stars all the way !

ANDREW 2011-01-01

Quality Drive

Many thanks overclockers, my first order and excellent service. Ordered this drive 30/12/2010 arrived 2pm 31/12/2010 when no other company could provide next day delivery! Thankyou

Regarding this drive all I can say is wow! This is one super fast drive. After installing all the drivers for my i5-650 and rebooting a couple of times Im into fully loaded windows 7 home premium in 19 seconds. Thats with vmware workstation starting up too. Cant wait to buy another one so I can raid them together. HD Tach gives average read of 110MB/s with a burst speed of 230MB/sec.....Happy with that.

rolphus 2010-12-22

Best compromise of speed and size

I needed to upgrade the storage in my unibody MacBook, and thought the extra performance couldn't hurt. Having installed one, I have to say the "hybrid" side of this works as advertised. It's the fastest drive I've used in a machine,apart from "full" SSDs.

My laptop doesn't bog down anywhere near as badly when loading multiple apps, using the page file etc.

Highly recommended.

And yes, it does fully support Mac OS X. No problems here on 10.6.5.

Lee 2010-12-09

Mac OS X

this drive is FULLY compatible with Mac OS X 10.6.5. and I would recommend it to anyone

Mircat 2010-11-27

watch the video !!

Mine works a treat!!

Matt 2010-11-26

Good, but not completey compatible with

This drive is really quick, and you can definitely notice a speed increase.

I ended up getting rid of mine though, as it wasn't completely compatible with Mac OS X

Adam Lynas 2010-11-24

faster than normal

Put on of these into a new build and you can definitely notice the difference.

Note: It is only fast for programs you run regularly! It won't be any faster for programs you seldom run.

So doing the things you do regularly will be a lot faster than they used to be.

- Shutting down/starting up windows
- Your favourite game at the moment
- Your web browser
- anything else you do on a regular basis

Lee 2010-11-19


This is a really FAST drive. It replaced a WD Scorpio Blue of the same size and now my Mac runs 100% faster. Running Windows 7 via Parallels is 200% faster than before. This is one MOTHER of a fast drive that is worth every penny.

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